This is part of developing a positive relationship IMO. I have never covered a wedding where someone in the wedding party did not make sure I ate or brought me a plate. That is my experience.
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Location: Dallas, TX
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i eat when im asked or when food is provided. if not, i find some chow and a corner.
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Fkn NYC
At our wedding we fed the DJ, photographer, video guy, keep them happy and you'll end up with a better end product
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Joined May 2007
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Aug 04, 2008 09:26 as a reply to @ tchan's post |
I mainly worked with wedding consultants when I shot weddings and we (myself and assistants) always ate but never with the guests. We ate in either another room or in the kitchen and sometimes it was just sandwiches and because most of the weddings I shot were continuous music it was usually very late before we ate.
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Kissimmee, FL
At my wedding, we expected to feed the photo and DJ, it was a buffet style so not so formal but the photog was working hard and deserves a break...It was the least we could to. He did wait until everyone else was eating first so he could get some photos, but we didnt require him to. I remember asking him if he ate yet and if not, go get something...
Joined Oct 2007
The photographer I work with gets meals (I'm pretty sure it's in the contract). Depending on the venue, we get the same meal as the rest of the guests or a "vendors meal," which consists of bad sandwiches, chips, and brownies. A lot of the time, one photographer will eat while the other is catching moments.
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Crete, IL.
20 years ago I shot for a wedding studio and it was in the contract they feed the photographers. I don't think I've ever been to a wedding where the togs didn't eat, we fed them at our wedding too. I mainly shoot sports now and shoot a lot of MiLB games, I haven't been to one yet where they didn't feed the media.
Joined Sep 2006
I'm shooting a wedding in 2 weeks. The 'Rules for the photographer' sheet I was given from the chapel clearly states 'No outside food or drink to be brought in', so I fully expect to be fed a small meal during the reception since I cant bring in my own. the last wedding I did, I did not eat and felt like crap at the end of the evening.
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Location: Canton, OH
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Location: Batavia Ohio
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Joined Feb 2005
Location: Central California
Since I work cheap (or free) I do require a meal if I am there. No one has ever hesitated to feed me
Life is hard...but I just take it one photograph at a time.
Joined Mar 2006
Location: NC, 27540
Meals are in my contract. The last wedding I did, the food was so good, I was sorry I had to "chew it now, taste it later!"
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Joined Dec 2006
Location: Southern Illinois
I get fed when I work. I wouldn't be upset if my client didn't. I would just leave and find some food.
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Joined Oct 2006
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
the last one I had 2nd shooting, the bride and groom had a place card for myself and the main shooter, we had a table and everything. that was probably the nicest gesture I've seen from a B&G.
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